Emotional Intelligence is one of the best indicators of success and happiness in life. People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work, be better leaders, have higher degrees of accountability, have more positive relationships and in general, live happier lives.
Just like IQ, everyone is born with EQ. The difference is, your IQ remains relatively stable while EQ can be learned so you can get smarter with your emotions.
Here are 5 habits that set emotionally intelligent people apart:
All too often people mistakenly think that the power is in the speaking. Actually, your real power is getting people to listen to what you have to say. Learning how to make yourself more engaging will make others want to listen.
Here are 6 ways to improve your chances of being heard and taken seriously:
Negative thoughts and speech are not harmless. In fact, they can produce neurological changes in the brain that release stress-producing hormones and neurotransmitters. These changes can interrupt normal functioning in the brain and lead to diminished logic, reasoning, communication and increase physical feelings of stress, irritability and anxiety.
We all make mistakes. Anyone who tells you they don’t is either checked out in life or in a strong state of denial. Generally our mistakes create the most problems for us when we refuse to acknowledge them, apologize or make amends. To err is human, but to refuse to apologize is ridiculous!